Why is Wadjda rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Wadjda is rated PG for for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking.
Violence: School children are punished by serving detentions (standing outside the classroom in the hot sun) and publicly reprimanded by having their indiscretions announced to the rest of their peers. A young boy teases a girl by stealing her lunch. Characters play a violent video game. A boy verbally threatens a man in a lower social rank. A child falls off a bike and injures her leg. A child speaks disrespectfully to her mother. A character lies.
Sexual Content: Two female students are falsely accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. A man makes a rude sexual remark to a female child. Characters gossip about girls caught with boys who are not family members. A woman tries on a provocative dress. Female menstruation and virginity are mentioned. A young girl shows her classmates pictures of her wedding to a twenty-year-old man. A man considers marrying a second wife.
Language: Characters regularly use the names of Deity in scripture and as colloquial phrases (ie: “God willing”). Infrequent mild profanity is used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A mother smokes on a couple of occasions.
Other: Characters regularly ignore rules, and do such things as listening to forbidden music, following football teams, spending time with opposite genders who aren’t family members and learning to ride a bike (which only boys are allowed to do).